Mermaids Are Having A Moment

piratesNew_Pirates_4_Mermaid_Poster_240With the interest surrounding killer mermaids in the upcoming “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” mermaids are having a bit of a pop culture moment. (You thought mermaids were pretty and sweet? Clearly you don’t remember the sirens of Greek mythology.) As far as fantasy creatures go, it’s safe to say that vampires dominated entertainment from 2008 to 2010 (although zombies also made a big impact), but looking forward, there are plenty of fishy-tailed women on the horizon in the next couple years: A live-action “Little Mermaid” is in the works; a spate of mermaid novels are coming out this year (even Stephenie Meyer is writing about mermaids now!); “Mermaids of Hollywood,” an app-turned book, will feature celebrities like Ginnifer Goodwin, Anna Faris, and the Kardashians photographed as mermaids by Mark Anderson; and rumors have popped up of a TV show based on the YouTube series “The 3 Tails.” Normally, a big pop-culture trend translates into Halloween costumes. But it’s pretty hard to walk in a parade with a fishtail. (On second thought, Coney Island does have a Mermaid Parade every year.)

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